Mara, Kamisese

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Mara, Kamisese Gender: M
Kamisese Kapaiwai Tuimacilai Mara
born on 6 May 1920 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Lomaloma, Fiji, 17s17, 178w59
Timezone NZT h12e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 15°16' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°50 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 29°36'

Kamisese Mara


Fijian statesman, considered the founding father of the modern nation of Fiji.

He was Chief Minister from 1967 to 1970, when Fiji gained its independence from the United Kingdom, and, apart from one brief interruption in 1987, the first prime minister from 1970 to 1992. He subsequently served as president from 1993 to 2000.

Mara suffered a stroke late in 2001 while visiting Port Vila, Vanuatu. He died in Suva on 18 April 2004, from complications arising from the stroke.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Kamisese Mara's book, "The Pacific Way: A Memoir" (1997), p. 9: "My passport records that I was born on 13 May 1920, which is the date recorded on the official documents. However I learned from my mother that I was actually born at Lomaloma at 3 PM on Wednesday, 6 May."


  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state